There’s a sweet spot, isn’t there? With how long to date someone before getting engaged.
Saying ‘yes’ too soon leads to raised eyebrows and probing questions. ‘You’re rushing into things,’ friends might say. They worry you’re still in the honeymoon phase. That the foundation of your relationship isn’t yet strong enough to withstand such a fierce commitment.
Then there’s the opposite. When you’ve been dating for a long-time, a decade maybe, and the questions are even more persistent: When will you get engaged? Do you want to get married? Why hasn’t there been a proposal? What’s holding you back?